Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, HASTINGS' SONNETS: 8, by SAMUEL EGERTON BRYDGES



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HASTINGS' SONNETS: 8, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is exhilaration in the chase
Last Line: The bodily spirit mounting to the mind.
Subject(s): Hastings, Henry (1551-1650)


There is exhilaration in the chase --
Not bodily only! Bursting from the woods,
Or having climb'd some misty mountain's height
When on our eyes a glorious prospect opes,
With rapture we the golden view embrace:
Then worshipping the sun, on silver floods
And blazing towers, and spires, and cities bright
With his reflected beams; and down the slopes
The tumbling torrents; from the forest-mass
Of darkness issuing, we with double force
Along the gayly checker'd landscape pass,
And, bounding with delight, pursue our course.
It is a mingled rapture, and we find
The bodily spirit mounting to the mind.





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